July 8, 2014

LISBON SCHOOL DISTRICT #19
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

JULY 8, 2014
 
ATTENDANCE:   On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 President Lien called the board meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 to order at 7:30 p.m.  Members present were Rory Lien, Mark Qual, Matt Webb, Tim Mairs and Liz Anderson (arrived later).  Also in attendance were Supt. Steven Johnson, Lori Lyons, Brent Dick and guests Terri Barta, Tanya Olson, and Alison Kempel.

CONSENT AGENDA:  Qual moved, seconded by Webb to approve the established agenda, minutes of the June 16, 2014 board meeting, bills list and monthly finance reports.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

BUSINESS MANAGER:  Lori reviewed the 2013-14 Pupil Membership, Transportation and Annual Finance reports to be submitted to the state.         

PUPIL MEMBERSHIP & TRANSPORTATION:   Mairs moved, seconded by Qual to approve the 2013-14 Pupil Membership & Transportation Reports as submitted.   Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ND ANNUAL FINANCE REPORTWebb moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2013-14 Annual Finance Report for Lisbon School District #19 as presented, reporting an ending general fund balance of $1,172,291.89. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

SUPT.  REPORT:  Mr. Johnson distributed his Annual Report for 2013-14, starting with a thank you to Tim Mairs for all his years of service and serving on the SRCTC, State CTC and the State Public School Board, and a welcome to new member Brent Dick who was elected in June.  Specific areas pointed out were the Facilities – capital project improvements since 2008 totaling over $5 million; and LPS cost per pupil remaining near the bottom when ranked against other school districts across the state.

CAPITAL PROJECTS:  Johnson report they have started work on the security doors, and for the kitchen – the stainless steel items have been delivered and are in process of being installed.

 Payment Request

SWANBERG CONSTRUCTION:  Mairs moved, seconded by Anderson to approve payment to Swanberg Construction in the amount of $45,090.00.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote

HI-LINE ELECTRIC:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to approve payment to Hi-Line Electric, Inc. in the amount of $9,247.00.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote

FOSS ARCHITECTURE:  Webb moved, seconded by Mairs to approve payment to Foss Architecture & Interiors in the amount of $3,430.19. Approved by unanimous roll call vote

FARGO GLASS & PAINT:  Qual moved, seconded by Webb to approve payment to Fargo Glass & Paint in the amount of $24,588.00.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote

POLICIES:  After the 2nd reading, Webb moved, seconded by Mairs to approve the following policies:  BEA – Candidate Orientation, CABC – Administrative Reduction In Force, Amend GCAA – Grade Promotion, Retention & Acceleration, FAAD – Tuition Agreements, DCAD – Expense Reimbursements, JA – Facilities & Long-Range Planning, and ABABA – Religious Observances.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

HALL OF FAME:  names of nominees were listed.

Mairs moved, seconded by Qual to nominate Rodney Anderson to the Bronco Hall of Fame.  Member Liz Anderson abstained.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Qual moved, seconded by Mairs to nominate Harlan Volk to the Bronco Hall of Fame.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Mairs moved, seconded by Webb to nominate Larry Kappel to the Bronco Hall of Fame. Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

There being no further business the final meeting of 2013-14 was adjourned.

The 2014-15 annual meeting of the Lisbon School District #19 was called to order.

TEMPORARY CHAIRPERSON:  Senior member Lien acted as temporary chairperson.

ELECTION CERTIFICATE:  Qual moved, seconded by Webb to approve the election certificate of Liz Anderson and Brent Dick.  Motion Carried.

ROLL CALL:  was taken with members Rory Lien, Mark Qual, Matt Webb, Brent Dick and Liz Anderson present.

PRESIDENT:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to nominate as President. Qual moved, motions cease.  Motion Carried.     VICE PRESIDENT:  Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to nominate Mark Qual as Vice President. Motion Carried.

MEETING DATE:  Webb moved, seconded by Dick the regular school board meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month in conference room at the Lisbon High School.   Motion Carried.

 NEWSPAPER:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson the Ransom County Gazette be the official paper for publication of school board minutes and notices for 2014-15.  Motion Carried.

 DEPOSITORY:  Dick moved, seconded by Webb to designate Bremer Bank as depository.   Quotes for investments are to be secured from Bremer, US Bank, First National Bank, and 1st State Bank of ND of Lisbon.  Motion Carried.

PLEDGE OF SECURITIES:  Anderson moved, seconded by Qual to approve the pledge of securities as submitted by Bremer Bank, N.A.  Motion Carried.  

COMMITTEES:  President Lien appointed board members to the following:   Activities Advisory Committee – Matt Webb & Liz Anderson; City Recreation Board – Liz Anderson; Facilities and Transportation – Mark Qual & Matt Webb;  Hot Lunch Hearing Official Committee – Brent Dick;  Library Screening Committee – Brent Dick; Negotiations – Rory Lien & Mark Qual;  Non-voting ex officio member in       deliberations on granting property tax exemptions or payments in lieu of taxes of new industries          – Steven Johnson;  Policy Review – Liz Anderson & Brent Dick; SE Region Career Tech Center Board – Mark Qual;  South Valley Special Ed Board – Steven Johnson.

FUEL/DAIRY REGISTRATION:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to publish registration information for fuel oil, diesel fuel – pump, gasoline, and dairy products – due on August 8, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.  Motion Carried.  

 ATTORNEY:  Webb moved, seconded by Qual to retain the services of Jon Arntson of Arntson & Stewart of Fargo as school attorney for 2014-15.  Motion Carried.

BOARD STIPEND:  Qual moved, seconded by Dick to leave rate at $50.00 per meeting and/or committee meeting plus mileage.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

NDSBA:  Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve the 2014-15 dues statement from the ND School Boards Association.   Motion Carried.

RELEASE FROM CONTRACT:   was received from Tanya Olson.  Supt. Johnson reported he and Elinor have received and interviewed 5 applicants.  Discussion held.  Anderson moved, seconded by Webb to approve release of contract for Tanya Olson with regrets.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to give power to the administration to offer contracts for the elementary position for 2014-15.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

ARMORY AGREEMENT:  Qual moved, seconded by Anderson to approve the 2014-15 Armory Agreement with the City of Lisbon.  Approved by unanimous roll call vote.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.

 

July 8, 2014
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Lori B. Lyons
Business Manager
7/8/2014

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President